Text-to-Speech Podcasts

I saw the “listen now” button on Dennis’ blog, it’s a new feature and a clever service. I signed up, look for it soon.

It’s called Odiogo and converts the text I write to speech. At the top of each post you’ll see a small button called ‘Listen Now.’ When clicked you can listen to what was written instead of reading, send to iTunes or another MP3 player. I have included a subscription button which is at the bottom right hand side of the sidebar. That way you can receive posts as a podcast. [From New feature – audio alternative : AccMan]

6 thoughts on Text-to-Speech Podcasts

  1. Jeff, this isn’t that new. People just haven’t been using it. SpinVox out of London also offers this option, in addition to speech-to-text for voicemail, which I love and use. The whole concept for blogs remains to be proven for me though.

  2. We need some way of stacking various blog entries into a playlist or queue….so I can listen to all my reads consecutively.

  3. I wish speech-to-text technology was this good. My chances of ever getting there are rather slim, given my accent :-(

  4. You should check out AudioDizer.com they have a similar text to speech podcast service and seem to have launched with big media companies. The reason why i like their service better is that it offers multiple voices and music – makes it easier on the ears.

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